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Eng1A (Hull) Spring 2020: Juvenile Justice Issues

A collection of resources to support topics and themes from the course.

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This set of resources is a selection that may be useful in supporting ideas for your research paper. It is not an exhaustive list!

Be sure to contact a librarian if you need additional help thinking about or finding resources for your project. 

Juvenile Justice

Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Chapters include: The Changing Boundaries Of Juvenile Justice Issues; Communities And Institutions: Problems And Responses To Delinquency;  Keeping Youth With Special Needs Out Of The Juvenile Justice System; Race, Ethnicity, Delinquency, And Justice; and  Administering Justice: The Responsibility To Intervene And Treat.

Juvenile Justice Sourcebook

Chapters include: Overview, Trends, and Critical Issues in Juvenile Justice; Juvenile Justice Processing; School- and Community-Based Programs;vEvidence-Based Assessment and Treatment with Juvenile Delinquents;  Special Issues and Populations; and  Juvenile Justice Reform.

Juvenile Crime and Justice

The authors of the 20 chapters in Juvenile Crime and Justice address various hotly debated topics along three loosely connected themes: prevention, prosecution, and corrections. Each author presents arguments both in favor of and opposed to various treatments, programs, and punishments, examining issues such as youth curfews, juveniles in adult courts, legal representation for juveniles, juvenile boot camps, group homes, out-of-home placement, and more.


A New Juvenile Justice System

Advocates for a  complete reform of the existing system: not minor change or even significant overhaul, but the replacement of the existing system with a different vision. The authors in this volume—academics, activists, researchers, and those who serve in the existing system—all respond in this collection to the question of what the system should be.





A Dream Denied : Incarceration, Recidivism, and Young Minority Men in America
This book connects young male offenders'cycles of desistance and recidivism with normative assumptions about success and failure in American society, exposing a tragic disconnect between structural reality and juvenile justice policy.

Education-based Incarceration and Recidivism : The Ultimate Social Justice Crime-fighting Tool
Explores  organizational leadership, correctional theory, recidivism, social and restorative justice, and education-based incarceration.


Juvenile Delinquency

Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency : Theory, Research, and Interventions
This book discusses how and why trauma is relevant to juvenile delinquency and what to do about it.

Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 
This book provides an overview of the most compelling issues in juvenile delinquency today. It covers not only the range of offenses but also the offenders themselves as well as those impacted by crime and delinquency.

The School-To-Prison Pipeline : A Comprehensive Assessment
Address the causes, impact, and solutions to the school-to-prison pipeline

Crime and Poverty

Not a Crime to Be Poor : The Criminalization of Poverty in America
Includes chapters on mental illness; homelessness;  and poverty, race and discipline in schools.

Economics and Youth Violence : Crime, Disadvantage, and Community
Discusses the ways economic conditions such as poverty, unemployment, inflation, and economic growth impact youth violence.